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« on: July 09, 2020, 09:39:30 PM »
If the sand baggers weren't carrying an extra spare tyre I'm sure at least one of them would have served me a can of whoopass.
I believe the upgrades have assisted me in getting to where I am now (sooner maybe?) however could have been achieved without the fancy gear. I've been fortunate enough to be able to afford such nice stuff, if you scrounge up enough most upgrades are worth it even if for the niceties and immersion. I didn't buy to get faster (aside from initially wanting a load cell again). I think Kcender or guybrush would probably find another second or two, I'm still a long way off that!
When I ran the cheapo vr headset for 3 months over Christmas it helped a bit as it gave me some depth perception, I've since tossed it because I couldn't stand screen door effect, sweet spot blur and the feeling of the eye balls sweating lol. It was fun though and might invest properly one day when the headsets and gpus are up to the task at a more reasonable budget.
« on: July 08, 2020, 12:38:24 PM »
Hope that only being able to do every second round doesn't affect other championship contenders too much, sorry to Joe for not selecting first a few rounds ago that would hampered your championship. Might be a nail biter now though, down to the wire.
No sand bags in the boot helped a bit in the braking and turn-in zones I think, also trying to minimise the ABS cutting in (brake was set to 85% in set-up). R1 crap start let Mael out in front, spent the whole race trying to find away past, was an awesome race. R2/3 just tried to get a good start and then not stuff up which I almost did a couple times particularly R3. Great fun as usual, good luck on the championship, won't be racing next round unless I have something preventing me from going away to work, Thanks guys
« on: July 08, 2020, 12:19:55 PM »
Answer...sort of but not really...
I've had the Fanatec DD1 for a couple weeks now and decided to share my thoughts on it. Before I get into it though I'll talk about how I got to this point.
Starting off a few years ago, getting back into sim racing and signing up here I bought the Logitech G920 and shifter and mounted it to my old wobbly fanatec wheel stand (the folding one) it did the job and I was having fun racing online with all you cool guys. Looking to get faster (my original wheel that I didn't use much was fanatec porsche with load cell and crap plastic shifter) I wanted to get a load cell pedal again. I bought the fanatec v2.5 kit with v3 pedals and shifter, all mounted to my wobbly wheel stand. The load cell pedals made the biggest difference for my lap times, mostly for my consistency which overall still needed a lot of work. The high quality metal sequential/H-pattern shifter was a bonus for atleast the feel and not having to modify my logitech one with rubberbands to turn it into sequential mode lol. There was also slightly more precision with the v2.5 not that noticable but helped to catch or moreso recover from a slide. The extra power from the wheel meant i had to add some home made brackets to stiffen the wheel stand (but it still moved occassionally). Opportunity to move my PC to another room and set a up a permanent rig I purchased a Next Level Racing GT-Track at about $800 (christmas discounts, 8020's were well over a grand). This was another slight improvement to consistancy since everything is set up in the exact same place and has no movment.
Soooo now..... questioning all the reviews on direct drive wheels and are they that much better? I had to see for myself lol. Budget allowed the unthinkable for me... I put the order in and had to wait almost a month. Chris Hayes youtube covers direct drive wheels quite accurately imo, check out his vids on the subject.
THE DD1, Bolting it up to the chassis I updated my driver/firmware to the latest beta (better sensor resolution for DD and some added tuning features) I quickly realised I needed the Fanalab software just to have the rev/flag lights on my F1 wheel working again. I tried the software with my v2.5 but uninstalled it straight away, it seemed to induce performance issues, a newer version and with DD wheelbase seems ok now. With the DD at 45% power it felt stronger than the v2.5 at 100% (in-game gain 70 for AC/ACC), it was quite the workout for the 2hr Kyalami race at ROOZ. A definate, but minor again, upgrade to the precision allowed for slightly better reaction and instead of catching a slide, helped to avoid them. Drivers and sofware haven't been an issue for me so far, however there is this ever so slight feeling of power going to motor when turned on but can't be felt other than sitting idle with no game going. Seems to be a fixable thing as apparently wasn't there in previous drivers. SRG youtube reviews on the DD1/DD2 are good for more info on the wheelbase, software and features, I don't have any of the flex in the wheel/shaft that SRG sees. The NLR GT-Track holds up just fine with DD1, if I grab the wheel with both hands, push up & down, the deck flexes and the wheel moves about a millimetre or two, it can't be felt while driving.
TL:DR Budget allowed upgrades over the years, calculated decisions on what to purchase as I go and not specifically chasing faster lap times with hardware. Minor improvements to the gear but moreso time in seat and focus on consistancy (still a WIP lol) has helped me get faster over the years. Just to add, I'm pretty shit at set-ups and just use Bacchulum's (thank you) with sometimes a tweak or two in AC and default aggressive (sometimes a tweak or two) in ACC. A good set-up and/or better gear can help eek out a tiny bit but imo it's not much at all.
« on: June 18, 2020, 01:06:00 PM »
LOL the top comment
« on: June 18, 2020, 01:05:07 PM »
« on: June 18, 2020, 06:29:17 AM »
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« on: June 10, 2020, 03:19:59 PM »
Was it your new 9700k system? I think Wally said he wasn't getting too many errors in event viewer which makes it sound like temp or current protection. If you're getting whea correctable in event viewer it's most likely an unstable oc, passing stress tests you probably won't get whea's. It could be oc too though if the cpu is drawing too much power for the vrm protection settings in bios or psu is on its way outAfter having shutdown problems with 2 new PCs I have built recently, both were fixed by dropping back the CPU overclock.Results are in the 1st post. Congratulations to Mael on the round win. It's getting very tight at the top of the ladder, with only 8 points separating the top 5.Any ideas what's causing the shuts downs? Most likely a over temp or over current shut down, if temps for cpu, vrm and gpu are ok then look at the power supply. If psu is getting old and causing the over current protection shut down then try reducing gpu power limit (for testing purposes) right down in afterburner and retest, if it runs with reduced power consider a new psu. Hope you get it sorted without too much trouble.
« on: June 10, 2020, 11:34:10 AM »
Results are in the 1st post. Congratulations to Mael on the round win. It's getting very tight at the top of the ladder, with only 8 points separating the top 5.Any ideas what's causing the shuts downs? Most likely a over temp or over current shut down, if temps for cpu, vrm and gpu are ok then look at the power supply. If psu is getting old and causing the over current protection shut down then try reducing gpu power limit (for testing purposes) right down in afterburner and retest, if it runs with reduced power consider a new psu. Hope you get it sorted without too much trouble.
« on: June 10, 2020, 07:56:28 AM »
Some good racing there guys thanks.
After R1 restart I got away cleanly and pretty much stayed that way.
R2&3 I got crappy starts and fumbled too much on cold tyres, after the tyres warmed I was looking at a 47 a couple of times but traffic would say no and I struggled to make a pass, good fun thanks.
« on: May 27, 2020, 04:40:30 PM »
Sorry about forgetting to select 1st....although....if we didn't restart it might not have happened.....lol, my bad sorry.
Had some good racing there, sorry for the bump in qualifying Dave Reid.